Finnish Australian Contemporary Artist

Education
2000-03  Masters of Fine Arts, The University of NSW, COFA, Sydney
1997-98  Bachelor of Fine Arts, The University of NSW, COFA, Sydney
1996        Bachelor of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong
1989-93  Bachelor of Textile Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
1983-85  Artisan's Diploma, Hollola Arts and Crafts School, Finland
 
Residency
1999  Wollongong Art Gallery, One year residency 
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017  Nordic Taiga, Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney
2016  ACAS, Hong Kong
2015  Natural Vibrations, Embassy of Finland, Canberra
2014  Natural Rhythms, Wollongong Art Gallery
2013  Kuurankukka, Alibi, Wollongong
2013  Esillä, Ekho, Wollongong
2012  Joyful Moment, Project Centre for Contemporary Art, Wollongong
2012  Inka, Alibi, Wollongong
2012  Kesä Joulu, The Hanging Space Art Gallery, Wollongong
2007  The View, Ekho, Wollongong
2005  Planting Feet, Wollongong Art Gallery
2004  Sampo - matka - Kalevala - installaatio, Juminkeko, Kuhmo, Finland
2003  Sampo: Kalevala and my journey, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
2002  Paljastus, Wollongong Art Gallery
2000  Arja Välimäki: 1999 Resident Artist, Wollongong Art Gallery
1998  Friends Regardless the Words, Project Centre for Contemporary Art, Wollongong
The Old Fire Station Gallery, Kiama
1998  Expressions, The Old Fire Station Gallery, Kiama
1996-99  Out of a Suitcase, Long Gallery, University of Wollongong
Bonegilla 50th Anniversary, Reunion Festival, Wodonga Plaza
The Old Fire Station Gallery, Kiama
50th Cowra Migration Camp Reunion Festival, Cultural Centre of Japanese Gardens

 
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017  OOTI,
NSW Parliament House, Sydney
2017  Feast, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra
2017  Thirroul Art Festival
2016  Belonging, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2016  Scarbough Art Show
2016  Illuminate, Vera Hatton Gallery, Jervis Bay
2016  Sojourn Summer, Beach Art Gallery, Wollongong
2016  Pledge for Parity, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2015  OOTI, NSW Parliament House, Sydney
2015  Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
2015  The Moods of Summer, Manyung Gallery Group, Melbourne
2015  Shoreline, Clifton School of Arts
2015  Scarbough Art Show
2014  Finalist: Meroogal Women's Art Prize, Sydney Living Museums
2014  Art Arena Gallery 30th Birthday Exhibition, Wollongong
2014  Feeling the Heat, Clifton School of Arts
2014  Postcodes from the Edge, Wollongong Art Gallery
2014  International Women's Day Exhibition, Centre for Contemporary Art, Wollongong
2014  IAVA on paper, The Hanging Space Art Gallery, Wollongong
2013  Me, the Road and I, Wollongong Art Gallery
2013  Photographic Portrait Prize, Wollongong Art Gallery
2013  being in the moment, Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong
2013  Thirroul Art Show, Wollongong
2013  International Women's Day Exhibition, Project Centre for Contemporary Art, Wollongong
2013  IAVAtography, The Hanging Space Art Gallery, Wollongong
2012  WCG Resident Artist Program 20th Anniversary, Wollongong Art Gallery
2012  unfolding, Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong
2012  Habitat Artefact, Project Centre for Contemporary Art, Wollongong
2012  Post codes from the Edge, Wollongong Art Gallery
2012  A New View, The Hanging Space Art Gallery, Wollongong
2011  Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Cambelltown Arts Centre
2011  Reflections, Shellharbour Village Exhibition Space
2011  Spring into Action, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2011-12  Meroogal Women's Arts Prize, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
Historic Houses Trust, The Mint, Sydney
Spiral Gallery, Bega
Bega Sturt: Australian Contemporary Craft and Design
Mittagong Lady Denman Museum, Huskisson
2011  Fire & Light, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2011  Nautilus, Art Arena Gallery, Wollongong
2010  Stories from Sea and Land, Art Arena Gallery, Wollongong
2010  Women's Work, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2009-10  Meroogal Women's Arts Prize, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
Historic Houses Trust, The Mint, Sydney
Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Spiral Gallery, Bega
2009  Mapping, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2008-09  Meroogal Women's Arts Prize, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
Historic Houses Trust, The Mint, Sydney
Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Spiral Gallery, Bega
2008  Lingua Loca, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2008  Just Imagine, Wollongong Art Gallery
2007-08  Meroogal Women's Arts Prize, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
Spiral Gallery, Bega
Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra
Wollongong Art Gallery
Sturt Gallery, Mittagong
2007  Contribution, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2007  (collected) Women, Wollongong Art Gallery
2006  Just Imagine, Wollongong Art Gallery
2006  Afresh, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney
2005  Lingua Loca, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2004  Masters of COFA 2004, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
2004  Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney
2003  17th Liverpool City Arts Prize
2003  Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
2002  The Wynne Prize Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2000-02  frisson, Tamworth City Gallery, 14th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial
Ararat Gallery, Victoria
Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
Jam Factory, Adelaide, South Australia
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Noosa Regional Gallery
Tewantin, Queensland
Grafton Regional Gallery
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sutherland
Canberra Museum & Gallery, ACT
2001 20th  National Craft Acquisition Award, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
2001  Kuusi (Six), Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2001  Refurnished, Wollongong Art Gallery
1998  Contours,TAP Gallery, Sydney
1998  Freedom, TAP Gallery, Sydney
1997  From the Coast to the Highlands, Foyer Gallery, Moss Vale
1997  Redundant, Karoona Gallery, West Wollongong TAFE

 
Grants, Awards and Prizes
2017  Packers Prize, Thirroul Art Show
2014  Highly Commended: Meroogal Women's Arts Prize
2011  Second Prize: Meroogal Women's Arts Prize
2010  First Prize: Lingua Loca: Stories from Sea and Land
2009  Second Prize: Meroogal Women's Arts Prize
2007  The Bundanon Trust Regional Artist in Residence Scholarship (Arthur Boyd)
2004  Juminkeko’s Young Kalevala - Artist of the Year, Kuhmo, Finland
2001  Scholarship to study Masters of Fine Arts, The University of NSW, COFA, Sydney
2001  National Association for the Visual Arts, Marketing Grant Scheme
2000  Research Grant, The University of NSW, COFA, Sydney
1999  Artist in Residence of Wollongong Art Gallery, Connelly Temple Ltd.
1998  National Association for the Visual Arts, Marketing Grant Scheme
1998  Carnivale Illawarra
1998  Illawarra Ethnic Communities Council (IECC)
1998  The University of NSW, COFA, Student’s Association
1996  NSW Ministry of the Art Multicultural Activities Program
1996  Carnevale Illawarra
1996  Illawarra Ethnic Communities Council (IECC)
 
Collections
Consulate General of Finland, Hong Kong (Foreign Minister of Finland's Art Collection)
Embassy of Finland, Canberra, ACT
Juminkeko, (Kalevala and Karealisim Information and Exhibition Centre), Kuhmo, Finland
Wollongong Art Gallery (Three works 1998, 1999 and 2013)
From 1997 Private collections in Australia, England, Finland and Hong Kong
 


ONE PAGE CV

education

 

2003   MFA, UNSW

2009   BFA, UNSW

selected solo exhibitions

 

2017   Nordic Taiga, Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney

2016   Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong

2015   Natural Vibrations, Embassy of Finland, ACT       

2014   Natural Rhythms, Wollongong Art Gallery

2005   Planting Feet, Wollongong Art Gallery

2004   Sampo - matka - Kalevala - installaatio, Juminkeko, Finland

2003   Sampo: Kalevala and my journey, Kudos Gallery, Sydney

2002   Paljastus, Wollongong Art Gallery

2000   Arja Välimäki: 1999 Resident Artist, Wollongong Art Gallery

1996   Out of a Suitcase, Long Gallery, University of Wollongong

selected grants and prizes

 

2017   Handlers Prize: Thirroul Art Prize 

2014   Highly Commended: Meroogal Women's Arts Prize, Sydney Living Museums 

2011 and 2009 Second Prize: Meroogal Women's Arts Prize, Sydney Living Museums   

2010   First Prize: Lingua Loca: Stories from Sea and Land    

2007   The Bundanon Trust Regional Artist in Residence Scholarship (Arthur Boyd)

2004   Juminkeko’s Young Kalevala - Artist of the Year, Kuhmo, Finland

2001   Scholarship to study Masters of Fine Arts, UNSW

2000   Research Grant, The University of NSW, College of Fine Arts

1999   One Year: Artist in Residence of Wollongong Art Gallery

1996   NSW Ministry of the Art Multicultural Activities Program

public collections

 

Foreign Minister of Finland, Consulate General, Hong Kong 

Embassy of Finland, Canberra

Juminkeko, (Kalevala and Karealisim Exhibition Centre), Finland

Wollongong Art Gallery - 3 works

From 1997   Private collections in Australia, Finland, Hong Kong and UK

selected group exhibitions

 

2017   OOTI, NSW Parliament House

2017   Feast, Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT

2015   Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong 

2015   OOTI, NSW Parliament House

1999-2015   Various Group Shows at Wollongong Art Gallery 

2011   Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre

2014-08 Meroogal Women's Arts Prize, Sydney Living Museums, The Mint

2004   Masters of COFA 2004, Ivan Dougherty Gallery

2004   Sculpture by the Sea

2003   17th Liverpool City Arts Prize 2003, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

2002   The Wynne Prize Finalist, AGNSW

2000-02   frisson, 14th Tamworth Fiber Textile Biennial, Tamworth City Gallery

 


 

 

 

 

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Finnish Australian Contemporary Artist

Education
2000-03  Masters of Fine Arts, The University of NSW, COFA, Sydney
1997-98  Bachelor of Fine Arts, The University of NSW, COFA, Sydney
1996        Bachelor of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong
1989-93  Bachelor of Textile Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
1983-85  Artisan's Diploma, Hollola Arts and Crafts School, Finland
 
Residency
1999  Wollongong Art Gallery, One year residency 
 
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017  Nordic Taiga, Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney
2016  ACAS, Hong Kong
2015  Natural Vibrations, Embassy of Finland, Canberra
2014  Natural Rhythms, Wollongong Art Gallery
2013  Kuurankukka, Alibi, Wollongong
2013  Esillä, Ekho, Wollongong
2012  Joyful Moment, Project Centre for Contemporary Art, Wollongong
2012  Inka, Alibi, Wollongong
2012  Kesä Joulu, The Hanging Space Art Gallery, Wollongong
2007  The View, Ekho, Wollongong
2005  Planting Feet, Wollongong Art Gallery
2004  Sampo - matka - Kalevala - installaatio, Juminkeko, Kuhmo, Finland
2003  Sampo: Kalevala and my journey, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
2002  Paljastus, Wollongong Art Gallery
2000  Arja Välimäki: 1999 Resident Artist, Wollongong Art Gallery
1998  Friends Regardless the Words, Project Centre for Contemporary Art, Wollongong
The Old Fire Station Gallery, Kiama
1998  Expressions, The Old Fire Station Gallery, Kiama
1996-99  Out of a Suitcase, Long Gallery, University of Wollongong
Bonegilla 50th Anniversary, Reunion Festival, Wodonga Plaza
The Old Fire Station Gallery, Kiama
50th Cowra Migration Camp Reunion Festival, Cultural Centre of Japanese Gardens

 
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017  OOTI,
NSW Parliament House, Sydney
2017  Feast, Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra
2017  Thirroul Art Festival
2016  Belonging, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2016  Scarbough Art Show
2016  Illuminate, Vera Hatton Gallery, Jervis Bay
2016  Sojourn Summer, Beach Art Gallery, Wollongong
2016  Pledge for Parity, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2015  OOTI, NSW Parliament House, Sydney
2015  Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
2015  The Moods of Summer, Manyung Gallery Group, Melbourne
2015  Shoreline, Clifton School of Arts
2015  Scarbough Art Show
2014  Finalist: Meroogal Women's Art Prize, Sydney Living Museums
2014  Art Arena Gallery 30th Birthday Exhibition, Wollongong
2014  Feeling the Heat, Clifton School of Arts
2014  Postcodes from the Edge, Wollongong Art Gallery
2014  International Women's Day Exhibition, Centre for Contemporary Art, Wollongong
2014  IAVA on paper, The Hanging Space Art Gallery, Wollongong
2013  Me, the Road and I, Wollongong Art Gallery
2013  Photographic Portrait Prize, Wollongong Art Gallery
2013  being in the moment, Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong
2013  Thirroul Art Show, Wollongong
2013  International Women's Day Exhibition, Project Centre for Contemporary Art, Wollongong
2013  IAVAtography, The Hanging Space Art Gallery, Wollongong
2012  WCG Resident Artist Program 20th Anniversary, Wollongong Art Gallery
2012  unfolding, Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong
2012  Habitat Artefact, Project Centre for Contemporary Art, Wollongong
2012  Post codes from the Edge, Wollongong Art Gallery
2012  A New View, The Hanging Space Art Gallery, Wollongong
2011  Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Cambelltown Arts Centre
2011  Reflections, Shellharbour Village Exhibition Space
2011  Spring into Action, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2011-12  Meroogal Women's Arts Prize, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
Historic Houses Trust, The Mint, Sydney
Spiral Gallery, Bega
Bega Sturt: Australian Contemporary Craft and Design
Mittagong Lady Denman Museum, Huskisson
2011  Fire & Light, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2011  Nautilus, Art Arena Gallery, Wollongong
2010  Stories from Sea and Land, Art Arena Gallery, Wollongong
2010  Women's Work, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2009-10  Meroogal Women's Arts Prize, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
Historic Houses Trust, The Mint, Sydney
Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Spiral Gallery, Bega
2009  Mapping, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2008-09  Meroogal Women's Arts Prize, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
Historic Houses Trust, The Mint, Sydney
Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Spiral Gallery, Bega
2008  Lingua Loca, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2008  Just Imagine, Wollongong Art Gallery
2007-08  Meroogal Women's Arts Prize, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
Spiral Gallery, Bega
Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra
Wollongong Art Gallery
Sturt Gallery, Mittagong
2007  Contribution, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2007  (collected) Women, Wollongong Art Gallery
2006  Just Imagine, Wollongong Art Gallery
2006  Afresh, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney
2005  Lingua Loca, Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2004  Masters of COFA 2004, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
2004  Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney
2003  17th Liverpool City Arts Prize
2003  Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
2002  The Wynne Prize Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2000-02  frisson, Tamworth City Gallery, 14th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial
Ararat Gallery, Victoria
Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
Jam Factory, Adelaide, South Australia
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Noosa Regional Gallery
Tewantin, Queensland
Grafton Regional Gallery
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sutherland
Canberra Museum & Gallery, ACT
2001 20th  National Craft Acquisition Award, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
2001  Kuusi (Six), Project Contemporary Artspace, Wollongong
2001  Refurnished, Wollongong Art Gallery
1998  Contours,TAP Gallery, Sydney
1998  Freedom, TAP Gallery, Sydney
1997  From the Coast to the Highlands, Foyer Gallery, Moss Vale
1997  Redundant, Karoona Gallery, West Wollongong TAFE

 
Grants, Awards and Prizes
2017  Packers Prize, Thirroul Art Show
2014  Highly Commended: Meroogal Women's Arts Prize
2011  Second Prize: Meroogal Women's Arts Prize
2010  First Prize: Lingua Loca: Stories from Sea and Land
2009  Second Prize: Meroogal Women's Arts Prize
2007  The Bundanon Trust Regional Artist in Residence Scholarship (Arthur Boyd)
2004  Juminkeko’s Young Kalevala - Artist of the Year, Kuhmo, Finland
2001  Scholarship to study Masters of Fine Arts, The University of NSW, COFA, Sydney
2001  National Association for the Visual Arts, Marketing Grant Scheme
2000  Research Grant, The University of NSW, COFA, Sydney
1999  Artist in Residence of Wollongong Art Gallery, Connelly Temple Ltd.
1998  National Association for the Visual Arts, Marketing Grant Scheme
1998  Carnivale Illawarra
1998  Illawarra Ethnic Communities Council (IECC)
1998  The University of NSW, COFA, Student’s Association
1996  NSW Ministry of the Art Multicultural Activities Program
1996  Carnevale Illawarra
1996  Illawarra Ethnic Communities Council (IECC)
 
Collections
Consulate General of Finland, Hong Kong (Foreign Minister of Finland's Art Collection)
Embassy of Finland, Canberra, ACT
Juminkeko, (Kalevala and Karealisim Information and Exhibition Centre), Kuhmo, Finland
Wollongong Art Gallery (Three works 1998, 1999 and 2013)
From 1997 Private collections in Australia, England, Finland and Hong Kong
 


ONE PAGE CV

education

 

2003   MFA, UNSW

2009   BFA, UNSW

selected solo exhibitions

 

2017   Nordic Taiga, Art2Muse Gallery, Sydney

2016   Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong

2015   Natural Vibrations, Embassy of Finland, ACT       

2014   Natural Rhythms, Wollongong Art Gallery

2005   Planting Feet, Wollongong Art Gallery

2004   Sampo - matka - Kalevala - installaatio, Juminkeko, Finland

2003   Sampo: Kalevala and my journey, Kudos Gallery, Sydney

2002   Paljastus, Wollongong Art Gallery

2000   Arja Välimäki: 1999 Resident Artist, Wollongong Art Gallery

1996   Out of a Suitcase, Long Gallery, University of Wollongong

selected grants and prizes

 

2017   Handlers Prize: Thirroul Art Prize 

2014   Highly Commended: Meroogal Women's Arts Prize, Sydney Living Museums 

2011 and 2009 Second Prize: Meroogal Women's Arts Prize, Sydney Living Museums   

2010   First Prize: Lingua Loca: Stories from Sea and Land    

2007   The Bundanon Trust Regional Artist in Residence Scholarship (Arthur Boyd)

2004   Juminkeko’s Young Kalevala - Artist of the Year, Kuhmo, Finland

2001   Scholarship to study Masters of Fine Arts, UNSW

2000   Research Grant, The University of NSW, College of Fine Arts

1999   One Year: Artist in Residence of Wollongong Art Gallery

1996   NSW Ministry of the Art Multicultural Activities Program

public collections

 

Foreign Minister of Finland, Consulate General, Hong Kong 

Embassy of Finland, Canberra

Juminkeko, (Kalevala and Karealisim Exhibition Centre), Finland

Wollongong Art Gallery - 3 works

From 1997   Private collections in Australia, Finland, Hong Kong and UK

selected group exhibitions

 

2017   OOTI, NSW Parliament House

2017   Feast, Belconnen Arts Centre, ACT

2015   Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong 

2015   OOTI, NSW Parliament House

1999-2015   Various Group Shows at Wollongong Art Gallery 

2011   Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre

2014-08 Meroogal Women's Arts Prize, Sydney Living Museums, The Mint

2004   Masters of COFA 2004, Ivan Dougherty Gallery

2004   Sculpture by the Sea

2003   17th Liverpool City Arts Prize 2003, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

2002   The Wynne Prize Finalist, AGNSW

2000-02   frisson, 14th Tamworth Fiber Textile Biennial, Tamworth City Gallery

 


 

 

 

 

Sections